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  1. FLDS man in food stamp fraud case sentenced to $25 fee, trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Deseret News

    ... and spent several months in jail while awaiting trial. The others pleaded guilty to misdemeanors. But critics of the FLDS Church are livid that prosecutors caved in and didn't go to trial and seek the maximum punishments. The defendants faced up to ...

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  2. Law enforcement officers investigate in Hildale, Utah, Tuesday, Feb....Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Law enforcement officers investigate in Hildale, Utah, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Several top leaders from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect were arrested Tuesday on federal accusations of food stamp fraud and money laundering marking one of the biggest crackdowns on the group in years.

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  3. Land trust board files lawsuit seeking to take control of polygamous sect's meetinghouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... P already owns the Leroy S. Johnson Meetinghouse - just called the "LSJ" by residents - and the 7 acres it sits on. The FLDS merely have a special-use deed to control the property, the suit claims.

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  4. Province appeals not-guilty verdict in child-bride caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Squamish Chief

    Gail Blackmore, right, and James Oler arrive at the courthouse in Cranbrook, B.C., on Feb. 3, 2017. A special prosecutor will ask British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of taking a girl across the border for sexual purposes.

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  5. Polygamous town's mayor made a reader for his children complete with cardboard cutoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 18 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teach their children at home. Or, at least, they do until about age 13 . The FLDS parents don't teach from mainstream text books. Christine Marie Katas, who blogs from the FLDS towns of Hildale, Utah, and ...

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  6. Marshal can police polygamous town in Utah, not ArizonaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 28 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Polygamy>> The lawman admitted to wrongdoing in the past, but lawyers say the key issue could be allegations of Short Creek marshals' pro-FLDS bias. Not so with Taylor Barlow, a marshal for the town of Hildale, Utah, and who would be one for the adjoining town of Colorado City, Ariz., too.

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  7. House passes polygamy bill to strengthen punishments linked to child abuse, fraud, other crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Deseret News

    ... polygamous groups, such as the Fundamentalist LDS Church. "The fact that people come up here and testify that they are FLDS Mormons insults me and bothers me," he said. "They are an apostate group and no part of my religion." Noel said Utah Attorney ...

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  8. Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Canadian man in FLDS-related caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2017 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Vancouver Sun Former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints bishop, Winston Blackmore and present bishop, James Oler made a court appearance today, both charged with polygamy. This is James Oler after appearance.

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  9. Photo archive includes shots of 1944 polygamy trial, 1953 Short Creek raidRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | Salt Lake Tribune

    The photo is part of a collection recently made available from Salt Lake Tribune negatives digitized by the Utah Historical Society. courtesy of the Utah Historical Society Men and boys are gathered in a photo dated July 26, 1953, during the state of Arizona's raid on the Short Creek polygamous community.

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  10. Province appeals acquittal of B.C. man found not guilty in child-bride caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | The News

    A special prosecutor will ask British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of taking a girl across the border for sexual purposes. The province's Criminal Justice Branch says prosecutor Peter Wilson has filed an appeal asking that James Oler either be convicted or that a new trial be held.

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  11. Province appeals not-guilty verdict in child-bride caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | Prince George Citizen

    Gail Blackmore, right, and James Oler arrive at the courthouse in Cranbrook, B.C., on Feb. 3, 2017. A special prosecutor will ask British Columbia's Court of Appeal to overturn the acquittal of a former leader of a polygamous community who was found not guilty of taking a girl across the border for sexual purposes.

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  12. Political Islam Is Incompatible With AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Daily Caller

    What is "religion" and what aspects of religion does the First Amendment protect? This is a question that our leaders and our society are reluctant to ask. We see frequent recourse to the text of the Constitution itself where it says "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" but there is precious little debate about what the word religion actually means in that context.

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  13. Trudeau heads to WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | The Globe and Mail

    TODAY'S TOP STORIES Trudeau heads to Washington Justin Trudeau arrives in Washington this morning for his big meeting with Donald Trump . Jobs and security are expected to dominate discussion, with Trudeau likely avoiding talk of Trump's now on-hold immigration ban.

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  14. Future of Bountiful, B.C. polygamous sect unclear after criminal convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2017 | Globe and Mail

    ... Christ of Latter-Day Saints community of Hildale. But some years, in the summer, her family would trek to Bountiful, an FLDS community in southeastern British Columbia whose residents to this day follow a form of Mormonism that permits polygamy. Ms. ...

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  15. Enslaving women, children isn't a religious rightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2017 | The Daily Courier

    At long last, a Blackmore has been convicted. To refresh your memory, the Blackmores are, quite literally, the "fathers" of the community of Bountiful, an idyllic patch of farmland in B.C.'s Kootenay region, close to the U.S. border.

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  16. Written ruling released in Bountiful caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    ... States in March and June of 2004 to marry members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). It was the first time that a removal of a child from Canada charge had been prosecuted in a Canadian court. Brandon James ...

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  17. The Surprising Challenge This Escaping Polygamy Star Didn't Expect After The ShowRead the original story

    Feb 7, 2017 | Refinery 29

    ... to swimming fully clothed because she wasn't comfortable in a bathing suit. Having lived her entire life in the FLDS, she didn't have a TV in her house, never wore makeup, was reserved and shy, and had only ever worn the long, floor-skimming dresses ...

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  18. Why two Canadian polygamists were guilty of taking their teen daughter to marry, but not a thirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | Salt Lake Tribune

    ... . and Gail Blackmore of removing a child from Canada for sexual purposes, but he acquitted Oler, a former bishop of the FLDS enclave in Canada.

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  19. Daphne Bramham: Convictions pave the way for more charges in polygamous community of BountifulRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2017 | Canada.com

    ... Records of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which were deemed so dangerous to the FLDS that they were stored in a vault with two-feet-thick concrete walls at the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas. The records contain ...

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  20. Inside the Canadian polygamist communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2017 | Daily Mail

    ... across the border in 2004 to marry the now imprisoned Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) leader Warren Jeffs. FLDS Bishop James Oler was also on trial with the former couple, but Pearlman found him not guilty of the ...

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